Hospice care for your loved ones
Medcore Preferred Hospice is dedicated to providing supportive care at end of life by providing individualized care while we assist you in embracing life.
We believe that we are all inter-dependent on one another and that every patient and family deserve to be treated with dignity and respect.
We strive to create a culture dedicated to meeting the needs of our patients, families, and employees, based in the principles of dignity, respect and compassion.
We are dedicated to providing individualized palliative care with services specially tailored to the needs of patients and their families with a life limiting illness.
We believe it is important not only to serve the community but to educate its members about our services and our role at the end of life.
Values We Hold at Medcore Preferred Hospice:
We embrace change and are always looking at creative ways to solve problems and serve new populations.
Quality of Care
We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality for every patient through our experienced professionals in end of life care.
We believe in working hand-in-hand with each other, with our health care partners and with the community.
We know that our employees are our most valuable assets and as such make a commitment to treating them fairly at all times.
We strive to help every person we touch experience the deep satisfaction of being at peace with each other at end of life.
Levels of Hospice Palliative Care
Routine Home Care:
Nursing and home health aide services in your home. These services are not limited to visits from registered nurses, social workers, chaplains, and volunteers but include medications, equipment and supplies under the direction of your doctor or attending physician.
When pain control and symptom relief cannot be controlled at home, inpatient care is short term care provided in an approved hospice facility, hospital or nursing home to stabilize the family member before returning back to the home enviroment.
Hospice Respite Care:
For those times when you, your caregiver or family member needs a brief break respite care is an option. Inpatient respite care is short term inpatient care at a CMS Certified Nursing Facility, usually of five(5) days in ninety(90) day intervals.
There are times when pain control and symptom relief are out of control, but the patient decides they don’t want to leave home. Continuous care is available to provide continuous around the clock nursing care if symptoms cannot be controlled by routine home care.
Hospice Service Eligibility:
Congestive Heart Failure
What is Hospice Care and What Are Its Purposes
Hospice is care for the dying. It is palliative care, which means it is patient and family-centered, and optimizes quality of life by anticipating, preventing, and treating suffering. Good hospice care addresses physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual needs, and facilitates autonomy.
Is Hospice Respite Care Right For Me?
A serious illness can be overwhelming for the entire family – but that’s where hospice can help. Hospice is 100% covered by medicare for all eligible patients and is covered by most medicaid and commercial insurance plans. Anyone can refer a patient to hospice, and the evaluation is free.
Have you or a loved one…
If you’re not sure whether you or your loved one might be eligible to receive hospice care, this brief questionnaire might help.
- Been hospitalized or gone to ER several times in past 6 months? YES NO
- Been making more frequent phone calls to your physicians? YES NO
- Started taking medication to lessen physical pain? YES NO
- Started spending most of the day in a chair or bed? YES NO
- Fallen several times over the past six months? YES NO
- Started needing help with one or more of the following? (bathing, dressing, eating, getting out of bed, walking) YES NO
- Started feeling weaker or more tired? YES NO
- Experienced weight loss making clothes noticeably looser? YES NO
- Noticed a shortness of breath, even while resting? YES NO
- Been told by a doctor that life expectancy is limited? YES NO
What To Expect
Once the appropriate papers are signed and admissions orders received, the patient is officially admitted to hospice care. The hospice team communicates with the patient’s physician and the hospice physician to discuss medical history, current physical symptoms and life expectancy.
- The team’s chaplain and social worker visit to add emotional, psychosocial and spiritual assessments to the plan of care
- Regular visits by individual members of the team are scheduled
- Any necessary home medical equipment is delivered
- Any necessary medications are delivered
- You receive information to help you manage the patient’s symptoms, even as they change, and to contact the hospice team if you have a question or need to schedule a visit
How Medcore Can Assist You?
Adult Briefs/Diapers, Hospital Beds, Bedpans, Mattress, Gloves, Oxygen, Wipes, Over Bed Table, Skin Care Products, Shower Chair and More, with no out-of-pocket cost to you!
Services are provided by a professional team consisting of our medical physician, nurse practitioner or registered nurse, social worker, and chaplain. Also serving on the team are certified nurse assistants, volunteers, and an excellent administrative team. Bereavement services are also available for over one year at no additional charge.
Hospices must provide medications for related conditions the patient’s hospice team will educate family caregivers on the hospice medications prescribed or discontinued and will train caregivers on how to administer all medications. Medication and medical supplies used to treat symptoms of the patient’s terminal illness are covered 100% by Medicare.
Someone is always available if you or your family member have any questions or concerns.
Who Pays For Hospice?